Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-7) was selected by House leadership to serve on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Science and Technology.
The House Committee on Agriculture creates farm policy and drafts legislation to protect the interests of rural America. The committee's jurisdiction includes rural development, agricultural colleges, farming, nutrition, renewable energy, conservation, bioterrorism, forestry and many others.
"I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to serve on the House Committee on Agriculture," said Rep. Sewell. "By serving on this committee, I have the opportunity to advocate for the critical needs of the 7th Congressional District of Alabama. I will promote innovative legislation that will strengthen our small businesses, our land grant institutions, support both urban and rural economic development and work to improve the nutritional challenges facing our children, seniors and families. This committee assignment will help to ensure that America remains a dominant exporter of agricultural goods, which will create and protect good-paying, cutting-edge jobs in the district and across the country."
The House Committee on Science and Technology is responsible for overseeing research and development programs at many different federal agencies, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and many others.
"I look forward to serving on the House Committee on Science and Technology," said Rep. Sewell. "As a member of this committee, I have the ability to promotelegislation that will improve economic development in the 7th Congressional District and throughout the State of Alabama. This includes introducing legislation in emerging scientific industries, encouraging the creation of public-private partnerships and investing in education and workforce development. Scientific advancement is one of the keys to U.S. competitiveness in a global marketplace, and this committee assignment will produce innovative opportunities for the advancement of science, technology and education as we move in to the future."
"I am pleased to have Congresswoman Sewell join the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology," said Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Ranking Member on the Committee on Science and Technology. "As Ranking Member of the Committee, I look forward to working with Congresswoman Sewell as we further explore opportunities to positively affect science and technology."